Record smashed at country’s best silverfish venue

74lb net of roach and skimmers takes Tamar best

Record smashed at country’s best silverfish venue

by Angling Times |

UPPER TAMAR Lake lived up to its reputation as the country’s best silverfish venue after a sensational festival at the end of last month where the fishery record was smashed with 74lb 11oz of roach and skimmers.

Located on the Devon and Cornwall border, the 81-acre venue is much-loved by Britain’s natural water anglers, many of whom make the long pilgrimage south each year to sample its exceptional fishing.

This year, in the feeder-only West Fest, Dynamite and MAP-backed Matty Pillay broke the venue record after landing 137 skimmers and 20 roach. But his weight wasn’t a one-off, with England Feeder Team member Gareth Lambert taking top spot with a total of 176lb over the four days.

Organiser Graham West was blown away by the quality of fishing:

“I was asked what weight I reckoned would win, and guessed 150lb over the four days, but Tamar showed us just how good it is by destroying my prediction!”

Matty Pillay broke the Upper Tamar record with this 74-11-0 haul
Matty Pillay broke the Upper Tamar record with this 74-11-0 haul
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